January 12th, 2008 16 Comments » | View blog reactions
We’ve all been drooling over the Honda CB1100R concept motorcycle hoping of news that it would go into production. But according to the designer, Koji Miwa, it will be a very expensive motorcycle because of the quality of the parts. As Mr. Miwa says “I want this bike to be on sale as a regular model. I don’t want this bike to be a kind of limited, specially-made machine.” (more on MCN) Which in other words mean we won’t be seeing the Honda CB1100R in stores any time soon.
That’s too bad, because the Honda CB1100R is one the best looking concepts we’ve seen in years. But no reason not to be optimistic about it. We could hope; now that the 1100cc concept will be too expensive for people to buy, they’ll come up with a less expensive 750cc version of the concept. A 750cc engine would be brilliant for the futuristic meets retro concept.
Imagine riding a bike that is light and handles like a modern sports bike, but looks like something Steve McQueen would have ridden. Forget about all the exotic parts, just make it simple with the best essential parts but not cutting edge that only a fraction will notice anyways. A bike you can ride the shit out of with out worrying that it will cost you a rocket should you spill it on a track day.
Well, dream on boys and girls, and while you’re at it here’s a few videos of the Honda CB1100R concept motorcycle to fire up your imagination.
Here’s the roots.
And the new concept bike close up.